We’ve preserved 384 billion web pages in the Wayback Machine! We’ve saved 60 petabytes (that’s 60,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) of data. That takes a lot of servers, bandwidth and power. The cost of storing information in our data centers is a fraction of the cost of Amazon Cloud.
Most top websites employ huge staffs. We employ 150 people around the world—engineers, archivists, librarians and book scanners. Most of our staff could be making much more at a company driven by profit, but they choose to work for a nonprofit powered by a huge mission.
We are gearing up to digitize 1 million books per year and weave them into Wikipedia citations. So far we’ve linked 150,000 books to Wikipedia citations and helped fix 11 million broken Wikipedia links with the Wayback Machine.
How do we create the web we deserve? We’re convening developers around the world to build a Decentralized Web—without the centralized points of control, making it harder to censor or spy on you.